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Old 08-01-2012, 04:45 PM   #46
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The island does not move, the sand is heavy enough, it moves "only" if there too many movements. So I make sure to always pay attention to my actions.

As soon as plants and rocks in place, all will be better already stabilized.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:03 AM   #47
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awesome job. sub
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:48 PM   #48
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Thank you

Creation of the Gallery LED lighting

These are the LEDs that this time still have retained my attention (high-power).
I thus made nine spots 30W each for a total workforce of 30,000 lumens spread over the entire surface of Paludarium.
And once while walking "waooow" efficiency is there...

For comparison with my previous project "Waterfall Paludarium"
(he was enlightened with 4 tubes of 55W PL, there were 15 000 Lumens in total).
So now there to double the light intensity in this project.




The spots are not all set yet, but it does not prevent me to take some pictures.




For this series of photos, I temporarily placed a potted plant and a branch of driftwood,
to better assess the effectiveness of light on objects.
Plants will obviously installed without pots during final placement of plants.




The lights went reflected in the glass, amplifying the impression of a larger volume.




The spots are placed so that the light never reaches the eye directly
unless really placing themselves in against-diving.





Next steps: Finish fixing LED spots, followed by the rocks scenery.

Following soon.

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Old 08-27-2012, 02:31 AM   #49
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I can't wait to see all this together, with the rain and this all planted!!
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:32 PM   #50
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Love this set up so far and the whole Idea. Any updates on the progress?
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:31 AM   #51
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Thank you, do not worry, I take my time, I'm in no hurry.
But you will be notified as soon as I advanced

I will soon get back to work
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:58 PM   #52
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Not trying to rush you at all. I would take my time with it too. Dont think I would sleep much since if I was working on it, it would be the only thing on my mind really.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:48 AM   #53
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I am in love with this tank... What's new??
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:09 PM   #54
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I did not abandon this project, I just did not have time at the moment, no later than the spring I would re attacked.

All so it must be completed in the fall
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:57 PM   #56
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Hi everyone

Background Black... and White

Here now a year since I was not busy I of the project, I had left it as is with the potted plant and root driftwood. It functioned since without lighting (there was no need), just the water filtration. However the sun fact gradually grow algae on the sand.

I was not very happy at first to see the sandy dirty, so I put a Snail "Neritina Coromandeliana" and two small shrimp "White Pearl" which henceforth maintain the windows and sand. (It certainly will take more shrimp for algae, but it will come).

Over time I got used to see the sand like that, and I decided not to clean with its irregularities, it has become even more natural. This aspect is not to displease me altogether!

I resumed work by changing the black background already installed, I wanted to switch sometimes black, sometimes white ... Cruel dilemma, so I finally make a slide on each side of the bottom to accommodate a plate of white foam board and black on each side. So I just have to pull the plate and simply return it to completely change its appearance.



It almost seems the terrascaping seen like that ... But it will not remain empty for a long time




The water level dropped by half in one year through evaporation.
The plant have not been watered once, she is perfectly satisfied the 90% humidity that prevailed inside.




I put a piece of foam on the driftwood, it has gradually spread.




The central LED was grilled and through tests, I will have to change.




The snail Neritina Coromandeliana and White Pearl Shrimp cleaning the floor.


Next steps: Creation of rocky scenery.

Following soon.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:58 PM   #57
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it looks so bright, can you show the LEDs you used?
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:28 PM   #58
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it looks so bright, can you show the LEDs you used?
Hi, thank you

I used this type of high power 30w LED


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You're awesome for coming up with the idea, and super awesome for actually building it.. Great stuff.
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